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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:29 pm 
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Funny. My son is on the 20" version of the same bike and loves the paint scheme. He is very patriotic. hahaha

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In Canada, kids are not allowed to race on carbon rims before age 17 I think.

I'm stunned when I see small bikes with carbon wheels...Guess it's meant to satisfy our narcissic needs more than the kids's...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:32 pm 
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I think that rule applies to all juniors worldwide... no carbon rims, no tubulars. Junior gearing as well. At least for sanctioned races. But I know, for myself, I want to build my son the lightest set of wheels I can for the upcoming Mt. Washington Hill Climb. It's not narcissism... it's simply trying to provide him the most appropriate equipment for the purpose. Were it a sanctioned event, I would stick to the rules. But since there are no rules for this event, I want to give him the lightest wheels I can afford.

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:27 pm 
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An ebay link to the guy who built my son's 20" road bike. He has several more framesets for sale.

Moderators, please don't delete as this is for information purposes only. I'm not the seller.

http://shop.ebay.com/jhair2004/m.html?_ ... 4340.l2562

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:07 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:29 am 
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Oh boy. You'd better be following-up with the story and details on that...


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:12 am 
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I know nothing more... just stumbled on it while reading through some tweets


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:43 am 
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Some photos of my son's new (to him) Felt F-24 in climbing dress. It's not quite finished... still need to upgrade/lighten wheels, brakes, seatpost, and bottom bracket. This is the bike he will ride up Mount Washington this weekend (practice ride) and next month (race).

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 4d0a91140b

Components are DA7800 that I had on a frameset I recently sold. I modified the brifters with Specialized shims which really work well. The cassette is one of Nino's ti 11-34 10-spd models that I had from last year. I tuned the rear derailleur with a combination of Token and Rothsheck parts from eBay. Handlebars are cut down. I intentionally left the steerer long so he will have room to grow. The crankset has an interchangable spider so I can install 110 BCD compact chainrings.

The chainline is a bit tight with this extreme gearing. I managed to just barely trim the front DA derailleur to avoid chain rub. But there is no crossing big-big or small-small. Maybe if I get a compact front derailleur. Contrary to how it looks however, I'm trying to save money and not buy any new parts. Most of this build is with parts I already had in the garage.


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
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That rocks!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:44 pm 
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Here's the epitome of kid's bike craziness. Does this dad think his daughter is a kid or a lab rat? I guess no one makes 16 x 1" slicks so he's going to make up the difference with an aero bar and a helmet that weighs half of her body weight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCO4dZTb ... re=related


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Her aero position sucks.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:55 am 
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Yeah. And obviously the aero bars are way too high...


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
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I thought that was kind of cool... in a weird way...

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 Post subject: Re: Kids Road Bike
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:17 pm 
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hello, what is the best levers for a 6/7 years old kid (small hands)?thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:45 pm 
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SRAM levers offer adjustable reach which works well.

Shimano offers short reach shifters. (ST-R600)

Spcialized offers shims ( http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBC ... spid=57427 ) which can be used for a variety of levers. My son is using these on a set of Dura Ace levers.

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